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Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ashby has three Passion series, all by different painters, the centrally placed painting is very similar in style to the painting here and could be the work of the same painter.21, If we speculate that such work occurred during the time that Thomas Conway was vicar of All Saints’ church at Burton Dassett, then is it possible that each of these pictures was commissioned by Eleanor Butler?22 This is indeed a stretch of probability, but if the paintings at Great Dorsett and the paintings at Ashby St Ledgers23 (see Figure 32) were by the same artist then it might be possible that, in representing the Virgin, the painter astutely commingled some of Eleanor’s features with those of the Mother of God. He also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House of Commons during Richard's … This page was last edited on 23 October 2020, at 09:36. Articles with unsourced statements from November 2014, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Speakers of the House of Commons of England, Members of the Parliament of England (pre-1707), People executed under Henry VII of England, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/William_Catesby?oldid=5194225. Thomas Butler, her husband, as best we know was in his early thirties.

There is circumstantial support that this might also be so because of the legal help rendered by Sir William to both her and her father, and perhaps also by the budding young lawyer in the family, Sir William’s son – William Catesby ‘the Cat.’ Where else would one take such a thorny question other than to a lawyer?41. In July 1484, William Collingbourne, a Tudor agent, tacked up a lampooning poem to St. Paul's Cathedral, which mentions Catesby among the three aides to King Richard, whose emblem was a white boar: (The dog here refers to a Lovell family heraldic symbol.

Let us accept then, as a reasonable possibility, that Eleanor Butler (née Talbot) was now the young and inexperienced lady of the manor. And if my issue rejoice (enjoy) my land, I pray you let Mr. John Elton have the best benefice. Exeunt. If we have the date of her birth correct, and we can be reasonably certain of the general period, then Eleanor’s subsequent marriage to Sir Thomas Butler (the son of Ralph Butler, Lord Sudeley), which occurred around late 1449 or early 1450,10 would have seen Eleanor as a bride at the age of just thirteen or fourteen years of age. John Ashdown-Hill, whose recent work has been most informative and influential,1 has asserted that the events of that summer have to be viewed in light of the question of the so-called ‘pre-contract,’ since, as he points out, ‘Richard III’s claim to the throne was based chiefly on the presumption that Lady Eleanor Talbot was the legitimate wife of Edward IV.’2 It is this relationship between Edward IV and his nominal ‘uncrowned queen’3 which proves to be crucial in respect of the explanation of events that I propose. ], [Enter the ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, the young DUKE OF YORK, QUEEN ELIZABETH, and the DUCHESS OF YORK. In terms of familial relationship, Joan was Eleanor’s first cousin with the common grandfather and grandmother in Richard Talbot and Ankaret Strange. Following the death of her husband, Eleanor had to appeal to the young king, Edward IV, then coming up to his nineteenth birthday on 28 April 1461, for the return of her various properties. Again, we do not know how long the liaison between Edward and Eleanor persisted. As we shall surmise, the link between Eleanor and Joan now becomes critical to the question of the legitimacy of Edward IV’s subsequent marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, in light of the revealed precontract with Eleanor (Talbot) Butler. It is labeled a history in the First Folio, and is usually considered one; but sometimes it is called a tragedy, as in the quarto edition. Indeed, I suspect Joan’s mother, Alice, and the new bride, Margaret, were friends. As the pivotal factor in the present theory it is important to describe the major facts as we know them. [citation needed]. ( Log Out /  One of the more important tasks he is given is to persuade Lord Hastings to support Gloucester's accession to the throne. [2] As an aspiring lawyer Catesby initially progressed in the service of William, 1st Lord Hastings. ], [Enter, on one side, QUEEN ELIZABETH, DUCHESS of YORK, and MARQUIS of DORSET; on the other, ANNE DUCHESS of GLOSTER, leading LADY MARGARET PLANTAGENET, CLARENCE's young daughter. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. A survey of Edward’s itinerary for that period provides a number of candidate locations, ranging from London to East Anglia or perhaps the Warwickshire or Gloucestershire areas.31 Again, we are here into the realms of speculation as to location, but the fact that they actually did meet seems to be supported by the subsequent documented retention of the respective lands by Eleanor.32 One reasonable possibility that must be considered is the royal residence at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. ], [Flourish of trumpets. ], [The Ghosts of RIVERS, GREY, and VAUGHAN rise. His influence with the usurper was pointed at in the satirical rhyme made by Colyngbourne, who suffered, though not, as commonly supposed, for that cause only, the extreme penalties of treason—, The cat, the rat, and Lovel our dog Sir William Catesby (1450 – 25 August 1485) was one of Richard III of England's principal councillors. Their only child, a daughter, was Joan (or Jane) Barre. London. William Catesby (1450 – 25 août 1485) est l'un des principaux conseillers du roi Richard III d'Angleterre. En 1483, il est membre du conseil de régence lors du court règne d' Édouard V, puis devient Chancelier de l'Échiquier et Président de la Chambre des Communes sous Richard. Three days afterwards he was beheaded at Leicester. After Richmond won the battle and the king was killed, Catesby was captured and promptly executed as a punishment for his undying loyalty to tyrant. The first such speculation is one that might not be too difficult to sustain. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Next year he was chosen speaker in Richard's only parliament. The date of these paintings is though to be mid-fifteenth century.